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Gary Svirsky
Adjunct Professor

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (212)326-4305
Fax: (212)326-2061


  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 2008-present


  • Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, 2004-present
  • Litigation Associate, Covington & Burling, 1999-2004
  • Litigation Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1997-1999
  • Law Clerk, Justices Laskin and Brooke, Ontario Court of Appeal, 1995-1996


  • Columbia University School of Law, LL.M. 1997 with Honors
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. 1995 with Honors
  • University of Toronto, M.A. 1992
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. 1991 with Honors


  • “Victory for Insurers in Skinner Engine May Change Landscape for Asbestos Bankruptcies,” Bloomberg Law Reports: Bankruptcy Law (June 29, 2009; co-authored with Tancred Schiavoni and Allen Schwartz)
  • "Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Congoleum Bankruptcy Proceeding," Bloomberg Bankruptcy Reporter, March 30, 2009
  • "N.Y. Courts Won't Allow Look at Policy Drafts in an Insurance Fight," Andrews Asbestos Litigation Reporter, March 6, 2009
  • "SDNY Clarifies Loss Causation Standard by Holding that News Articles Commenting on Previously Disclosed Information Are Not 'Corrective Disclosures,'" client alert, February 11, 2008


  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, SDNY and EDNY


  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association